Awards & Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

The Sara Jane Pyne Memorial Scholarship Fund in the Visual Arts
Established April 3, 1981, with her bequest. Income provides scholarships for deserving students in the following visual arts departments: Art, Art Education, History of Art and Industrial, Interior & Visual Communication Design.

Dr. Beverly Baer Endowed Scholarship Fund for Arts Education
Established February 7, 2003, by William D. and Thomas N. Baer. The annual income shall be used to provide a scholarship to a student majoring in Arts Education. The first preference shall be given to a female student majoring in Arts Education who is permanently disabled. The recipient will be chosen by the Undergraduate/Licensure Committee in consultation with the University Committee on Student Financial Aid. It is the donors' preference that this scholarship be awarded to an American citizen and that this student demonstrates a strong social consciousness for the application and utilization of art for the betterment of society. The second preference is that the scholarship be awarded to a student deemed eligible by the Undergraduate/Licensure Committee or the Graduate Committee in consultation with the Office of Student Financial

Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment Fund in the College of the Arts
Established February 7, 2003, from her estate through The Foundation. Income provides need-based scholarships to undergraduates with a major or specialized interest in the Departments of Art, Arts Administration, Education and Policy, History of Art, Theatre or Dance.

Graduate Scholarships and Awards

The Marylou and Ernestine Kuhn Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established March 2, 2001 by Dr. Marylou Kuhn. The annual income shall be used to provide scholarships for women graduate students in the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy.  This scholarship is typically awarded to one new student in Art Education by the Graduate Studies Committee.  Students cannot apply for this scholarship.  The Graduate Studies Committee makes their selection after all admissions applications have been reviewed.  Current students may be considered under special circumstances.

The Manuel Barkan Endowed Fellowship Fund
Established August 30, 1995, by Theresa (Toby) Barkan Willits through The Foundation. The annual income shall be used to support the academic and living expenses of a graduate student in the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy who is completing the dissertation. The fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. Applicants will have fulfilled all course work, passed all preliminary exams, and had the dissertation research proposal or plan approved. They will also be full-time students,unless work type and hours have been approved by the advisor. With approved outside work, they should devote not less than 50% of time to completion of the dissertation. It is anticipated that the doctoral degree will be received at the end of the fellowship year.

Barkan Award Eligibility and Procedures [PDF]

The Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Dissertation Fellowship
The purpose of the Barnett Dissertation Fellowship is to assist advanced doctoral students specializing in Cultural Policy and Arts Management to finish their dissertation and launch their professional careers. Fellowship support will be available each academic year to be awarded to one or more students. The fellowship will cover at least one and no more than two consecutive terms per student depending on the timeline to dissertation defense.  The award will cover tuition, most fees, and provide a stipend for the award period. Interested students must satisfy the eligibility requirements. The award will cover tuition, most fees, and provide a stipend for the award period. Interested students must satisfy the eligibility requirements.

Barnett Dissertation Fellowship [PDF]

CGS Ray Travel Award for Scholarship and Service
The Edward J. Ray Travel Award for Scholarship and Service (Ray Award) encourages and enables graduate students across the university to participate in professional conferences, both in their respective fields and in the broader academic community, by reimbursing or partially reimbursing the expenses incurred by graduate students during travel to conferences and meetings to present original research.

Unlike other programs that grant travel funds, the Ray Award gives substantial weight to the applicant's service to his/her department, the university, and the surrounding community. Ray Award judges also take into account the academic standing of the applicant, the applicant's professional goals, the nature of the conference being attended, and the applicant's ability to convey the focus of their research to a general audience.